City getting money to demolish abandoned homes

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The City of Peoria is receiving money to demolish abandoned houses on the city’s south side.

The Illinois Housing Development Authority awarded $150,000 to the city through its Abandoned Property Program. City leaders say demolishing some of the vacant homes removes potential locations for criminal activity, especially after a string of arsons in the area in recent months. 

The grant awarded to Peoria was the largest for any downstate community. 

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